While everything about eye makeup–from the laser focus needed when applying eyeliner to those last few coats of mascara–excites me, I don’t always feel like committing to lipstick. The thought of carefully re-applying the product the entire day is enough for me to want out, especially if I know I have a long day ahead of me. This is where another love of mine comes in: lip gloss.
With the effect of making your lips look softer and more plump, an easy-to-apply lip gloss has grown to be a staple in my makeup bag. Did I not mention that they’re a lot of fun as well? Having said that, here are my 5 favorite lip glosses:
1. Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer
When I first tried Fenty’s lip gloss two Christmases ago during a trip to Sephora, I instantly fell in love. Because it conditions with shea butter, your lips look fuller and shinier with just one swipe. It also doesn’t feel sticky at all! The product comes in shades that flatter all skin tones: the rose nude Fenty Glow, the glaze that is Diamond Milk and the sweet pink Fu$$y.
2. MAC Hint Of Colour Lip Oil
If you’re looking for a long-lasting tint, make sure to get your hands on this product from MAC. The lightweight gelled oil hydrates and gives your lips a delicate stain with a glossy finish. I like using this product when I feel like putting minimal effort, since it makes my lips look pink and shiny the entire day.
3. Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss
Coming in a variety of shades–from flattering nudes to reds–this comfortable gloss from Dior subtly tints your lips while simultaneously giving it some sparkle.
4. Fresh Sugar Cream Lip Treatment
A little thicker than the others on this list, this lippie from Fresh is a lip treatment, a tinted cream and a gloss in one. Made with sugar, vitamins E and C and a moisturizing mix of oils, your chapped lips will be instantly softened, ending in a shiny finish.
5. Peripera Sugar Lip Glitter
Want something more playful? This lip gloss by cult favorite Korean brand Peripera doesn’t just give your lips shine, but visible specks of glitter as well. Another suggestion: use Sugar Lip Glitter on your eyelids if you want to bring your gloss to the next level.